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Price: Thompson Fight Will Answer Questions About Me

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

DAVID PRICE hopes Tony Thompson gives him more of a fight than Audley Harrison on Saturday.

The unbeaten British heavyweight champion blasted away Harrison in 82 seconds in October and demolished Matt Skelton in two rounds a month later.

But Price, 29, expects a longer fight with former world title challenger Thompson at Liverpool’s Echo Arena as he looks to move up the world rankings.

American Thompson is another forty-something like Harrison and Skelton, but only last July he ­challenged world No.1 Wladimir ­Klitschko for his world titles.

Price hopes he can show off his world title credentials with a stylish stoppage, and reckons he will be ready for Klitschko in a year.

He said: “It probably would be good to have more rounds, but if an opportunity promotes itself to knock him out, I can’t not take it.

“It’s a massive step up because Thompson has been at the top level for years.

“He’s going to ask questions of me and press me, but I’ve prepared for this fight like no other because I know what a danger he is. I’m not going to carry an opponent just to stay in the ring longer.

“At heavyweight, it only takes one punch and it’s over.

“I can’t knock every opponent out and when it comes, I will be ready to go the distance.

“Thompson knows his way around a ring and how to survive.”

After facing Thompson, Price reckons he will need two more trips to the ring before he is ready for a world title shot.

“I believe I have got a lot of strengths that can put me up there with Wladimir Klitschko and I think I have got world-class ­ability,” he said.

“I can see me fighting for the world title early next year, when I’m 18-0 hopefully.

“I think after this fight I will probably have two more fights this year and after that I will be ready.

“I don’t think Wladimir will face me for a voluntary ­defence, I will have to earn my shot, but that’s fine by me.

“If you can match the ­Klitschkos for size, like I can, they don’t come looking for you. You have to earn your shot.

When I’m ready to win, I will fight for the title. I want to be able to stay there for a while, to win and defend it.”

Meanwhile, Thompson, 41, has accused Price’s fellow Brit ­Tyson Fury of being a “chicken”.

Thompson accused Fury of ­ducking him, saying: “Fury was too scared to take the fight. They ran like the chickens that they are.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TBear on 02-21-2013

I hope this goes into the later rounds. A blowout would tell us little and seeing how Price performs in the later rounds will, as Price said, answer questions about him.

Comment by papillon82 on 02-21-2013

[QUOTE=wja1966;13059581]I would like to see Price fight Helenius next that would determine where both men are[/QUOTE] Yep, that would be a great fight for both Price and Helenius, to show which one is more ready for Wlad.

Comment by papillon82 on 02-21-2013

I'm more hyped for Fury-Cunningham than this fight, pretty much tells you everything right there...

Comment by LacedUp on 02-21-2013

[QUOTE=SaintGeorge;13059612]Price is getting knocked out.[/QUOTE] Well if you had any points I would gladly bet you on that. But with these statements there must be a reason for that, son. :bottle:

Comment by louisg on 02-20-2013

Price beats Thompson in 6 rounds. Price beats Chisora and Helenius too

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